RES, GES Sign Strategic Alliance
RES and GES have signed a strategic alliance agreement, bringing together complementary skills and common values to provide asset management and O&M services to the offshore wind industry.
Jim Sandon, COO of RES Offshore said: “GES stands out as a leading company in the installation and maintenance of wind farms around the world. With more than 3,000 staff maintaining over 12 GW of assets, they are providing reliable on-site delivery at volume. Our offshore and engineering expertise unlocks the market for GES to deploy their considerable experience.”
Through the alliance, clients can access asset management and O&M services for wind turbines and balance of plants including transmission assets. The alliance will also be able to deliver and/or manage blade inspections and maintenance campaigns, major repairs and retrofits, subsea surveys, condition monitoring and reliability and control room services through a 24/7 control room. There is also the capability to conduct client representation and as well as snagging activities to projects under construction.
Thorsten Kramer, CEO at GES said: “RES is turning offshore wind into onshore delivery for GES. Their asset and overall management capabilities, together with their HSE and technical support, combined with our delivery record, is a formidable alliance with which to expand into the offshore AO&M market.”
Both businesses have a global presence, strong balance sheets and relevant experience spanning over 30 years each. RES currently manages 1.3 GW and GES maintains over 12 GW of operational assets.